The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Glamorgan

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Glamorgan as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Glamorgan is Llangennith Sands. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Glamorgan just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. Llangennith Sands Beach

    Making up the northern half of the vast expanse of sand which stretches up from Rhossili is Llangennith Sands. Backed by extensive sand dunes, and not much else, there is a wild feel to Llangennith. The scenery along this stretch of coast…

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    2. Torbay Crawley Woods

    The rural, secluded Tor Bay lies about 5 miles to the west of Swansea Bay and is flanked by spectacular rugged coastal cliffs. This stunning, sandy beach has a remote feel to it and offers wonderful views. There is a car park in Penmaen…

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    3. Pwlldu Bay

    Pwlldu, meaning 'black pool' in Welsh, is a secluded bay with a sandy area exposed at low tide, and a rocky area further up the beach. It is popular for bathing and sea canoeing, but is not the easiest beach to reach, with no roads giving…

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    4. Trecco Bay (Porthcawl)

    One of half a dozen beaches belonging to the resort town of Porthcawl, which is located on a low limestone headland twenty miles from Swansea. Trecco Bay is a large expanse of sand and rock backed by Trecco Bay Holiday Camp, a large static…

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    5. Brandy Cove

    This secluded little cove on the Gower Peninsula is tucked away just to the west of Caswell Bay. Access is either by walking around the steep path from Caswell or along the valley from the village of Bishopston. At higher tides Brandy…

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    6. Cold Knap Beach (Barry Island)

    Cold Knap beach is a long stretch of steeply shelving pebbles, although at low tide some sand is revealed. The beach at Cold Knap is located around a mile from the main resort beach at Barry. As a result it is always quieter, although…

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    7. Mewslade Bay

    Mewslade Bay is a beautiful, sandy beach on the remote Gower Peninsula near to the famous Worm's Head. It is backed by high grassy cliffs and dominated by the 70-metre high rocks of Thurba Head. From the beach here there are views across…

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    8. Langland Bay

    Langland Bay is a popular coastal resort on the Gower Peninsula, with a good sandy beach much-loved by the surfing community. A coastal path links Langland Bay with Caswell Bay to the west, and Rotherslade, Limeslade and Bracelet Bays…

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    9. Pobbles Bay

    A secluded little cove on the eastern side of Three Cliffs Bay. On lower tides the beach is joined up with the wider bay but as the tide comes in Pobbles becomes separated by the limestone cliffs to either side. This is one of the most…

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    10. Rhossilli Bay - Hillend

    Rhossili Beach is a stunning rural beach on the Gower Peninsula - Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It offers visitors a three-mile stretch of clean, golden sands backed by dunes and dominated by the…

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